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A condition in which the pulse is felt as two beats per single heartbeat.
[From Greek dikrotos, double-beating : di-, two; see di-1 + krotos, rattling noise.]
di·crot′ic (-krŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Physiology) physiol having or relating to a double pulse for each heartbeat
[C19: from Greek dikrotos double-beating, from di-1 + krotein to beat]
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pertaining to or having a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart.
di′cro•tism (-krəˌtɪz əm) n.
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